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McDaniel Reacts to Tight Race for Attorney General (KARK Little Rock)
One of three candidates for Arkansas Attorney General just completed his first term in the Arkansas General Assembly. Just before midnight, Tuesday night McDaniel had 39 percent of the vote, with 69 percent of precincts reporting.
Attorney: Woman who tossed kids into San Francisco Bay said God commanded her (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
SAN FRANCISCO The attorney for a woman accused of throwing her three young sons to their deaths in San Francisco Bay says her client believes God told her to sacrifice them.
Hamm counsel wants attorney reinstated (Pantagraph)
CLINTON -- The lead counsel for Amanda Hamm asked Tuesday that a second attorney be reinstated to help with her triple-murder case.
Former Top Federal Lawyer to Take Skakel Case to Supreme Court (WTOL News 11)
HARTFORD (AP) -- The lawyer who helped George W. Bush win the 2000 presidential election plans to help Michael Skakel appeal his murder conviction to the Supreme Court. Former solicitor general Theodore Olson says the Kennedy cousin's case will focus on when the charges were filed.
US Attorney Probes Juniper as Stock-Option Net Widens (CBR via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Juniper Networks Inc is the latest high-profile company to have its stock-option policies queried and has received a request for information from the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Ex-attorney is charged with mail fraud in Miami (Deseret Morning News)
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accused a disbarred attorney of defrauding thousands of clients out of $13.5 million in settlement money from lawsuits claiming they were made ill by exposure to asbestos.
Attorney: IU's Hardy innocent (The Indianapolis Star)
The attorney for Indiana University football standout James Hardy said Tuesday his client's arrest was based solely on "misunderstandings and an unfortunate communication collapse between the parties involved.
Murder suspect accused of attacking his lawyer (Boston Globe)
Bruce Carroll wanted to withdraw as the lawyer for a murder defendant. He got his wish yesterday after his client, John Gomes , caused a melee inside a Suffolk Superior courtroom.
Former Kewaunee County district attorney arrested (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
KEWAUNEE — Former Kewaunee County District Attorney Jevon Jaconi was arrested over the weekend for his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute.
New impeach rap vs Abalos to be filed at House--lawyer (INQ7.net)
A NEW impeachment complaint, which will likely be endorsed by a pro-administration lawmaker, will be filed at the House of Representatives against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos, an opposition lawyer disclosed on Wednesday.
Lawyer for slain Drummond miners fined (Birmingham News)
A lawyer representing Drummond Co. miners killed in Colombia was fined $500 Tuesday for defying the orders of U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre.
Lawyer: Mom claims God said to kill sons (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman accused of killing her three young sons by tossing them into frigid San Francisco Bay believed God summoned her to sacrifice her children, her lawyer told a judge.
Lawyer: Mom Claims God Said to Kill Sons (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A woman accused of killing her three young sons by tossing them into frigid San Francisco Bay believed God summoned her to sacrifice her children, her lawyer told a judge. "The voice of God called upon her to sacrifice her three children,'' Teresa Caffese said Tuesday at the woman's preliminary hearing in San Francisco Superior Court. Testimony was set to continue Wednesday.
Polk requests lawyer for cross-examination (Contra Costa Times)
About three months into her murder trial, Susan Polk asked Tuesday for a lawyer. Polk told Superior Court Judge Laurel Brady that she would like Mountain View-based attorney Gary Wesley to help when the prosecutor cross-examines her.
State attorney launches prosecution of officer attacking Jacques (České noviny)
Prague- The state attorney's office today launched prosecution of Tomas Cermak, a police officer who allegedly attacked Katerina Jacques, Government Office section head and Green Party election candidate, during a demonstration on May 1, state attorney Michal Zachystal told CTK.
SAN FRANCISCO / Lawyer says Mom thought God told her to throw kids in bay / Attorney says defendant was mentally ill (San Francisco Chronicle)
An Oakland woman who allegedly threw her three young sons to their deaths in the San Francisco Bay last October thought she heard the "voice of God" telling her to sacrifice her children, the woman's attorney said Tuesday at a preliminary hearing....
MARTINEZ / Polk wants help during her cross-examination / Prosecutor presses judge to deny bid to bring in lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
The judge in Susan Polk's murder trial will decide today whether to approve the defendant's request for a lawyer to represent her when she is cross-examined by the prosecutor. On Tuesday, Polk, 48, told Superior Court Judge Laurel Brady outside the...
Perez enters race for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Saying he has the breadth of experience to protect consumers, the environment and minorities, Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez announced his candidacy for attorney general yesterday.
Brown's lawyer asks to use animation (Chicago Tribune)
The lawyer for one of two men charged in the Brown's Chicken slayings is seeking to use computer animation to dramatize statements given by another man who had previously confessed to the killing of seven people in Palatine.
Lawyer contacts lottery about Powerball jackpot (Montana Standard)
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Lottery was contacted Tuesday by a Pierre lawyer representing someone who claims to have the winning Powerball lottery ticket worth nearly $117 million.
County attorney will be interim Osceola manager (Orlando Sentinel)
County Attorney Jo Thacker has agreed to serve as acting county manager for the next six months or until a new manager is appointed -- "whether it be two months or six years," County Commission Chairman Paul Owen said this week.
Lawyer: 3 kids tossed in bay as sacrifice (CNN.com)
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A woman accused of killing her three young sons by tossing them into frigid San Francisco Bay believed God summoned her to sacrifice her children, her lawyer told a judge.
Polk Wants To Hire Lawyer ... For Awhile (NBC 11 Bay Area)
About three months into the trial, and after previously firing five other attorneys, Susan Polk now wants a lawyer to represent her when she's cross-examined by the prosecutor.
Lawyer fails to have hit-run dismissed (The Mercury)
A LAWYER who killed a cyclist in a hit-and-run accident has failed in his bid to have a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice dismissed.
Attorney General: No price fixing on E85 (Pioneer Press)
A run-up in the price of ethanol-based fuel that closely paralleled rising gasoline prices in Minnesota resulted from market forces, not illegal price-gouging or collusion, Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday.
Attorney Can Advise Polk; Not Represent Her (KRXI-TV Reno)
In yet another bizarre twist at the Susan Polk Murder Trial, an attorney can sit behind Polk and advise her as she is cross-examined but he cannot represent her, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Judge fines lawyer in suit against Drummond over Colombian deaths - Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa News)
A judge fined a lawyer $500 for publicly filing a document that allegedly gave new details about the murders in Colombia of two Drummond Co. workers whose families are suing the Alabama-based coal producer.
Judge fines lawyer in suit against Drummond over Colombian deaths (al.com)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge fined a lawyer $500 for publicly filing a document that allegedly gave new details about the murders in Colombia of two Drummond Co. workers whose families are suing the Alabama-based coal producer.
Attorney Attacked By Client In Courtroom (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Courtroom security officers were feet away when defense attorney Larry Jefferson was attacked by his client Wednesday morning. Jefferson’s client, Justin Jacobson, who has a history of violence, was silent when he punched the attorney in the neck.
Murder suspect tries to strangle attorney (UPI)
BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- A murder suspect about to go on trial in Boston used his handcuffs in a failed attempt to strangle his defense attorney, a report said Wednesday.
NEW: Polk can have attorney present during cross, judge rules (Inside Bay Area)
MARTINEZ -- Susan Polk, who is defending herself against a murder charge, will be allowed to have an attorney present when she is cross-examined later today, a judge decided Wednesday.
Lawyer says new law 'unites Druze' (The Daily Star Lebannon)
A news conference was held Tuesday to explain a new law organizing the Druze sect after the bill was passed by Parliament for the second time due to a presidential abstention. The conference was organized by lawyer Ghassan Mahmoud, who had been assigned by Parliament to draft the law, and former military police commander Brigadier Issam Abu Zaki.
Attorney says Indiana WR Hardy innocent of battery charge (Covers.com)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- An attorney for Indiana University`s top wide receiver from last season says that he is innocent of a domestic battery charge he faces for what authorities said was an attack on his girlfriend and their infant son. ...
Congo-Kinshasa: Attorney General's Office Requests Three-Year Sentence for Journalist Patrice Booto; Judgement Pending (AllAfrica.com)
On 22 May 2006, the Attorney General's office requested a three-year suspended prison sentence with no parole and US$1,000 fine for the director of the Kinshasa-published tri-weekly "Le Journal" and the supplement "Pool Malebo", Patrice Booto, during the Peace Tribunal proceedings in Kinshasa/Assossa.
KY, OH Attorney Generals Offering Advice For Veterans To Protect Personal Information (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
Ohio and Kentucky's Attorney Generals have issued warnings to Veterans with questions surrounding the recent discovery that millions of veterans' personal information was stolen.
Attorney says Hardy innocent of battery charge (Fox Sports)
An attorney for Indiana University's top wide receiver from last season says that he is innocent of a domestic battery charge he faces for what authorities said was an attack on his girlfriend and their infant son. James Hardy, 20, was arrested Friday by police officers who responded to a 911 call at his girlfriend's home, where they reported finding her with a torn shirt and reddish marks on the
Attorney General: Don't expect E85 prices to drop (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Burgeoning demand for ethanol is to blame for rising E85 prices and those numbers are likely to keep going up along with gas prices, Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday. Hatch's report sought to address consumer complaints about climbing E85 prices and a popular perception that the cost of the corn-based fuel additive should reflect flat or falling corn prices. Demand for ethanol has shot
Attorney General: Don't expect E85 prices to drop (Minnesota Public Radio)
Burgeoning demand for ethanol is to blame for rising E85 prices - and those numbers are likely to keep going up along with gas prices, Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday.
Kenya: Court Orders Punishment for Locati Case Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
The High Court has ordered the Law Society of Kenya to take disciplinary action against a lawyer in Catholic bishop Luigi Locati's murder case.
Murder defendant tries to strangle lawyer in court (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A man charged with murder in Massachusetts was so angry with his lawyer's performance he attacked the attorney in court, trying to strangle him as a shocked judge looked on, Boston radio reported on Wednesday.
Issa criticizes U.S. attorney over smuggling prosecutions (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, 4:44 p.m. May 24 (AP): Rep. Darrell Issa criticized the U.S. attorney in San Diego Wednesday for what he said was her withholding of information on a policy that has limited prosecutions of those arrested by the Border Patrol for migrant smuggling.
Attorney General Seek Answers from Neighborhood Housing Project (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone missing from the Fort Wayne Neighborhood Housing Partnership and the Attorney General wants answers.
District attorney urges veterans protect identities in wake of computer theft (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is advising military veterans who may have had their personal data stolen earlier this month to take quick action to protect their identities.
District attorney urges veterans protect identities in wake of computer theft (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is advising military veterans who may have had their personal data stolen earlier this month to take quick action to protect their identities.
Safavian attorney seeks to discredit former Ney aide (The Hill)
The lead attorney for indicted former Bush administration official David Safavian charged yesterday in court that an ex-congressional aide’s looming testimony against her client may not be credible.
I-Team Uncovers Lawyer's Questionable Land Deals (CBS 4 Boston)
The focus of this exclusive I-Team investigation is a lawyer involved in questionable real estate deals. He's accused of cheating people out of thousands of dollars. More I-Team Reports
HALO attorney asks city council to make changes to landlords’ ordinance (Standard Speaker)
By L.A. TARONE Hazleton City Council appears poised to re-open the landlords’ ordinance – again. Attorney Theresa Brennan, solicitor for the Hazleton Area Landlords Association (HALO), spoke briefly to council after it had completed its agenda and asked council to make changes in the ordinance.
Greenville attorney works on Duke case (The Daily Reflector)
For the last five weeks, Greenville attorney Ernest "Buddy" Conner Jr., has been traveling between courtrooms in Pitt and Durham counties.
Attorney says client deserves break after illegal conviction (Knoxville News Sentinal)
A defense attorney on Wednesday urged a federal judge to cut his client a break because of an apparent illegal conviction in the state court system. There was just one problem.
Lawyer contacts lottery about jackpot (Bismarck Tribune)
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Lottery was contacted Tuesday by a Pierre lawyer representing someone who claims to have the winning Powerball lottery ticket worth nearly $117 million.